ABOUT THE SHOW
The Seriously Good Food Show returns to Trustpower Arena Baypark on the 26th & 27th of June 2021. With over 150 exhibitors, food trucks, music and live cooking demonstrations, event organisers Bay Events promise this will be a delicious show.
2021 will be the eighth annual Seriously Good Food Show, after the 2020 show was cancelled due to Covid-19 lockdowns.
“We saw the need in the region for a way to showcase food products from around New Zealand,” says Dana McCurdy, Managing Director at Bay Events. “It’s evolved over the years to become this huge action-packed foodie celebration.”
A huge range of exhibitors create a tasty experience for show visitors with food and wine samples, exclusive show discounts and new product launches. Buyers meet suppliers face-to-face and learn more about what they’re eating, where it comes from and how it’s made. “The story behind the products we’re buying are more important than ever for modern consumers,” says Dana. “Buyers like to look the producer in the eye and know where their food comes from.
Many exhibitors will never have been seen before in Tauranga, while others are community favourites. “We love to support small Mum-and-Dad businesses and artisan producers.”
The Live Cooking Theatre is a dynamic focal point of the show. "We'll be putting together a series of household names to bring together a great live show,” says Dana. "It will be full of practical foodie tips that our visitors can take home and put into practice in their own kitchen."
The Landing Food Truck Hub returns after its inaugural appearance in 2018, with gourmet food trucks and an adults-only bar. “We bring in food trucks that create amazing meals to fit the epicurean theme of the show,” says Dana. “You won’t find hot dogs on sticks in The Landing.” Live music sessions will run in the Landing each day.
“The aromas, texture and moreishness of food can never be experienced through online buying or supermarket packaging the way it is at a show,” says Dana. “It’s hands-on and interactive, you always find new favourites you’ve never seen before and find some fantastic deals.”
Also including activities for children and tasty door prizes, these two vibrant days of gourmet fun are back in 2021 on the 26th & 27th of June. Doors are open from 10am to 5pm each day with tickets available at the door - $10 for adults and $5 for children 13 and under.